Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sheboygan, Wisconsin My Home Town

No Truer Words ever Spoken.


 On my trip to Wisconsin at the beginning of this month, I was able to look at my hometown with
fresh eyes and a renewed spirit.  After spending five days with my mom and brother, I took off on
my own in  my rental car and headed south to Sheboygan...  Lots of changes there, and all for the
good, but for the most part, many areas looked and felt exactly the same as it did when I was a little girl.


The new hotel on Lake Michigan





I was so lucky that day as the weather and sky were so beautiful.










the new lighthouse



The Riverfront has shown the most improvement.  This used to be just a huge pile of coal...Now
it looks so beautiful with lots of shops and a grand hotel modelled after the Hotel Del Coronado near San Diego.












New condos now are a part of the River landscape...Before it was just a weed and debris filled eyesore.








The Sheboygan River merges with Lake Michigan and it is in this area that the city shines...

An old rescued boat now part of the new improved river front.

Who says “you can’t go home again”...



The old band shell in Shooting Park





 My hometown
is bright with promise and prosperity while still retaining much
of its original charm and appeal.   





I didn’t feel a sense of sadness but instead was filled with
joy at what my hometown has become.


22 comments:

Gracie's Cottage said...

Beautiful photos Cynthia...Sheboygan is a beautiful town!

Jan

Chris said...

How wonderful to feel joy, not sadness!!! And it's so pretty there. I hope you feel renewed and a bit more healed~~~

Debra She Who Seeks said...

How wonderful that your old hometown filled you with joy! Whenever I go back to mine, it is always a bittersweet experience.

Von said...

Beautiful!!

Kath said...

I hope your trip recharged your spirit.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Delightful. Looks like a place I would like to visit. Kind of felt like your words "bright with promise and prosperity while still retaining much of its original charm and appeal" could have described you in a way. Lovely pathway, so charming.

Paula said...

Cynthia, your hometown is your mirror! You are bright with promise and prosperity too. I truly believe if that wouldnt be the case , you wouldnt not so fully spirited have experienced this. My 2cents from this side of the pond! Love you

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Cynthia, wow, that is really interesting to go back and see the changes. I haven't done that. Your footprints are still there! Big hug, Riki

Pooch Purple Reign said...

thats great. i go back to my hometown often....
mostly because i have friends and family there, but its always interesting to see whats new
~laura x

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

So glad it warmed your heart Cynthia...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! (Cedarburg, Wisconsin)

Riki Schumacher said...

HI Cynthia, thanks for coming by and leaving such a warm message. I love your ideas, and appreciate your feedback. Its so nice to get wonderful input from my blogging sisters. We'll see where I go with this bling! Hugs, Riki

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I think that must be such a wonderful feeling. The town where I've grown up since I was a teen has been dying a slow death for many years now. It's really quite sad.

Your images capture the vibrancy of this area perfectly!

Hugs,
Anne

Joanna Jenkins said...

Glad to see your hometown is thriving- and so beautiful.
Cheers, jj

koralee said...

Love your images...I soooo enjoy visiting my hometown.

The first image is amazing...must go find some icecream right now!!!!

Hugs. xoxo

Fire Byrd said...

I like how you found the path you walked as a child still the same.
My home town has changed beyond recognition and is not a place I like going to.
xx

Privet and Holly said...

I've never been to
Sheboygan although
I've seen signs for
it on my way to Chicago.
How wonderful that your
hometown has improved;
imagine if you went
home and it was the
other way around? I
don't really have a
hometown as we moved
so much when I was a
kid. Although, the
little town that I
moved to in the fall
of my 8th grade year
{and where I graduated
HS} on the Canadian border
kind of feels like home.
It has seen headier days,
but is hanging in there!
LOVE that first picture,
especially : ) !!
xx Suzanne

Jacqueline said...

Dear Cynthia,
I'm so sorry that I'm late commenting....have had so much trouble getting into people's blogs and not being able to comment.
I think that it's so lovely that, returning to your home town, you found that it had changed for the better.....that's very unusual as, I find that most places deteriorate somewhat !!
Yours is so beautiful....the river, lake and my favourite....the old bandstand.
You come from a beautiful town and it must have been lovely to reminisce. XXXX

PK Studios said...

It is nice to see one's hometown improve, I agree! My hometown which is not so far away (Ventura) has definitely changed in the last 25 years.... mostly for the better too. But it is also nice to move on : )
So, there is a fun weekend coming up in Ojai....
http://www.ojaifestival.org/support/hhli/index.htm
Check it out and let me know! Otherwise, most other happenings are in the spring. Happy Halloween!!!!! Hugs, Penny

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Catherine said...

very nice place Cindy.Happy halloween, Catherine

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Cynthia! Isn't that wonderful that you could feel good about your 'hometown'. So many of us go back to find our towns have gone downhill or our neighborhoods but you are one of the lucky ones. I'm so glad you came away feeling good about what you saw. :)

mise said...

Sheboygan looks like a lovely and civilized place, and their thoughts on ice cream are very wise.

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